FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

ENTRIES & REGISTRATION

Where do I enter for Race to the Sun?
How much are the entries?
  • Solo R900
  • Team of Two complete distance R1800
  • Team of Two Relay (2 stages) Each stage is approx. 80km R1600
  • E-bike R900

Entries are available here: https://www.entryninja.com/events/event/54522-race-to-the-sun

Do I need a mtb or road bike?

We allow Gravel road bikes into this event, modifications to your Mountain Bikes are welcome as long as they are safe for yourself and fellow competitors. (Rigid forks and hard tails will be fine, little to no corrugation roads) Although there are parts on the tar road, a road bike will not be able to handle the rest of the route

Do I need a GPS device?

GPS devices are compulsory, you need to be able to navigate the route with the supplied GPS maps. Basic markings will be in place, with route marshals along the way at any danger areas. A GPS device is compulsory. If you have any questions regarding certain points, please contact info@advedurance.com

When and where will registration be?

Registration takes place on Friday, 07 May 2020 at the following venues from 10h00 – 17h00.

We recommend making use of one of the pre-registration venues on Friday. If you can’t make it, we’ve got you covered! Registration takes place on race day at the start from 6am.

Where can I find route information?

All the details can be found here:

https://racetothesun.co.za/route/

What is a SASeeding timing board, and why do I need one?

The SASeeding time board is used to monitor your time throughout the race. The cost is R60 per board. If you already own a SASeeding timing board, please bring along to registration.

How do I do a substitution?

Simply log into your Entry Ninja account and you will be able to do the substitution by yourself. Please note the substitutions close on 01 May 2020.

When will I receive the route files?

Route files will be sent out to all participants on Monday, 04 May 2020. Race to the Sun travels throughout many private owned land and pre-arranged venues, where participant won’t be able to go through until the day. All files will be sent through in gpx and tcx format.

RACE DAY

Where do we start?

At Hartbeespoort, Die Oewer: The race will have a neutral start; through town and tunnel; to have the official start on the Hartbeespoort Dam Wall. You will need a GPS device to navigate the route to Sun City.

What time will the race begin?

The 2020 race will start from 07:00am. The first riders are expected at Sun City at about 11h30.

  • Batch A – 07h00am
  • Batch B – 07h10am
  • Teams – 07h20 am
  • Batch C – 07h30am
  • Batch D – 07h40am
How do I get my car to Sun City?

The family can hop along and follow you throughout the route or enjoy the day at Sun City. Relay teams can drop off the first team member at drop off point 1 (Hartbeespoort Die Oewer) and meet along the handover point (NG Church Beestekraal).

What is the cut-off time ?

The qualifying time is 15km/h. Shuttle vehicles will be able to assist riders on route to the water stations or Sun City. Cut off will be enforced at 15km/h at each water point. This is for rider safety and to have the last riders over the line before the sun sets. 

Water point 1 – 11h00
Water point 2 – 13h15
Water point 5 – 16h30

When will the results be communicated?

A SMS will be sent out on the day confirming your time. Should you encounter any problems or not receive the message, please email support@finishtime.co.za.

Where are the water points?

Each water point will be an oasis with cold drinks, ice, and plenty of food. Supporters are allowed to feed the riders during race. Water point 1 and 2 are also spectator points. Water point 2 is where relay teams will hand over to the next member(s).

Water point 1: NG Church Dalunie at 45km

Water point 2: Roodekopjes Dam at 84km

Water point 3: 112km 

Water point 4: Mogwase at 132km

Water point 5: 150km

Finish: Sun City at 167km

 

What happens if I get lost?

Emergency vehicles will be on standby. MySOS app will be used to track your location and send assistance ASAP.

Are there any podium prizes?

Yes. Separate podiums for male and female riders in each of their categories.Prize money amounts to over R92,000.00. Only applies to full distance riders and not relay distances.  More info here

How do I check-in my bags?

There will be a designated “Bag Drop” area at registration. There you can check-in your bag, receive a tag and collect it again at the finish. Bags will be transported via a shuttle service to Sun City.

RELAY TEAMS

How many members are allowed in a relay team?

Team of two – first rider will start at Hartbeespoort Die Oewer and second rider at NG Church Beestekraal at 85km..

How do I get my car to Sun City?

Relay teams can drop off the first team member at drop off point 1 (Hartbeespoort Die Oewer) and meet along the first handover point (NG Church Beestekraal at 85km). The first rider will drive the car to Sun City where they will meet the last part of the relay team.

What if my partner does not make the halfway mark?

Please advice a race official if you partner will no be able to make it to the halfway mark. You will be able to start the race when the lead vehicle and Elites have passed the marker. Leave your car keys with one of the race officials and meet your partner at the finish. 

Where is the handover point?

The first handover point for relay teams is at NG Church Beestekraal which marks the 84-kilometre mark. Here your timing chip will be scanned, and your teammates will start.

What if my partner doesn’t finish, will I still get a medal?

Yes. If any partners of a relay team don’t finish or complete the race, you will automatically receive a medal at the end.

On the day: What if we want to do the whole distance?

We will commend your endurance. Be sure to inform route officials at the finish line of your decision.

SPECTATORS

Where are the spectator points?

Spectator Point : NG Church Dalunie at 45km

Spectator Point: NG Church Beestekraal at 84km

Spectator Point: Sun City at 167km

What facilities are available at the spectator points?

Entertainment, food stalls & live coverage of the event.

SPONSORS & VENDORS

What are the sponsorship requirements?

For any sponsorship or vendor requests please contact Leon at leon@advendurance.com

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